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Definition of "legality" []

  • The state or quality of being legal; lawfulness. (noun)
  • Adherence to or observance of the law. (noun)
  • A requirement enjoined by law. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "legality" in a sentence
  • "But other disk copying programs still exist on the Web, though their legality is at best dubious."
  • "Such tactics may be permissible under certain interpretations of Canadian criminal and constitutional law, but their legality is disputed by the BCCLA."
  • "(Which, note to the Al Jazeera interviewer yesterday following the hearing, I took great pains to distinguish — I do not question the legality of the program as such, I question which legal rationale for its legality is the rightone)."